When you bring a puppy into your home, it comes with a lot of responsibility. You are responsible for good nutrition, water, a comfortable bed, and good puppy care. This means making sure you schedule regular visits to your veterinarian. Oaks North Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital in San Antonio, TX, that can provide the care your puppy requires.
Vaccinations are one of the most important things you can do for your puppy. The only vaccination that is required in Texas is rabies, which must be done before 4 months of age. Other core vaccines that your puppy needs are:
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine hepatitis
These vaccines protect your puppy against serious illnesses that may endanger their health. Vaccine schedules usually begin between 6-8 weeks. Our veterinarian will set up a schedule for you on your first visit. In addition to core vaccines, some non-core vaccines may be right for your particular puppy. If you plan to board your puppy, send it to doggie daycare or for grooming, Bordetella is an essential vaccine to get, as most places will require it.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying or neutering will make your puppy happier and healthier. It is something that can be done as early as 5 months, but a little later is usually preferable. The larger the dog, the later the operation should be performed.
Flea and Tick Control
Flea and tick control for your puppy is important not only for their comfort but also for their health. Dogs can get Lyme Disease from ticks, and other diseases are spread by fleas. Talk to our veterinarian about the way you want to handle flea and tick control with your puppy.
Heartworm is a very serious condition that can make your dog very sick and can result in death. There are a few options you should discuss with your vet to make sure your pet is safe.
Your puppy is a member of your family and nutrition is vital for proper growth and good health. Puppies need feeding more often than adult dogs. Talk to your vet about the proper feeding schedule for your furry friend.
Veterinarian San Antonio, TX
When you require puppy care in San Antonio, TX you can count on Oaks North Animal Hospital to provide the routine and emergency care that you require. Call us today at (210) 697-9585 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.